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Rabbit control demonstration in the Yarra Valley

A free practical demonstration of methods to control rabbits will be held on Sunday 23 October in the Macclesfield and Silvan South area.

Many landholders have long known rabbits are a destructive pest species that affect productive agriculture, damage soil quality and limit the health and quality of native vegetation and ecosystems. This event will show how rabbits can be managed and also outline what funding support is available from Landcare Groups, governments and other organisations. Participants will learn about the methods of rabbit control and when, where and how it can be done.

There will be a series of live demonstrations by leading contractors on common rabbit control methods such as ferreting, netting and baiting, as well as ways to detect and count rabbit populations.

The event is being organised by the Macclesfield Landcare Group and supported by the Habitat Protection and Conservation Project which is managed by the Port Phillip & Westernport CMA and funded by the Australian Government’s ‘Caring for our Country’ program. The Habitat Protection and Conservation Project is protecting and increasing habitat for threatened species (Helmeted Honeyeaters, Southern Brown Bandicoots and Leadbeater’s Possums) in the Yarra and Westernport catchment areas.

When: Sunday 23 October 2011
Time: 9.45am – 1.00pm
Where: Meet at Macclesfield Hall, Macclesfield Rd, Macclesfield (Melway Map 309 C5).
Participants will then car-pool to the demonstration site.

R.S.V.P. Friday 7th October. Phone 5968-8460, or email with your name(s), property address and home phone number.

Lunch provided. Please state dietary requirements when you R.S.V.P.
Release Date21 September 2011
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